Friday the 13th (1985 video game)

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Friday the 13th
Developer(s) Domark
Publisher(s) Domark
Series Friday the 13th
Platform(s) Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC, ZX Spectrum
Release date(s) Commodore 64
1985
Amstrad CPC, ZX Spectrum
1986
Mode(s) Single-player
Distribution Cassette, floppy disk

Friday the 13th (also known as Friday the 13th: The Computer Game) was released by Domark in for the Commodore 64 (1985), ZX Spectrum (1986)[1] and Amstrad CPC (1986) based on the popular slasher film series of the same name. In Spain it was released by Zafiro Software Division as Viernes 13.

You have two tasks in the game. You have to find a safe sanctuary (you pick up the Sanctuary Cross and place it in a location to make it a sanctuary) where Jason cannot go and then persuade your friends to gather there. If they get bored or Jason enters they will leave. The problem is that Jason is a normal player moving around the game until he attacks or is attacked. Before Jason attacks, the player is warned so they can take action. You play as different characters that all have different levels of strength, panic and sanity. Jason always attacks the character with the highest panic rating. Scattered around the playing area are ten weapons you can pick up and use.[2]

Version Differences[edit]

Amstrad CPC version.

This title is available for three different computers. The Amstrad CPC has the best graphics and sound. The Commodore 64 version has weaker graphics and sound, and the ZX Spectrum version has the worst graphics and no sound. The Commodore 64 version also has a glitch which isn't present in the other versions where attacking a corpse will bring it back to life.

Reception[edit]

The game received negative reviews. Zzap!64 gave it 13%,[3] Your Sinclair gave it 3/10, Crash 3/10 and Sinclair User 4/10.[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Friday the 13th at World of Spectrum
  2. ^ "Friday the 13th - 1986 game". Your Sinclair Rock 'n' Roll Years (World of Spectrum) (5): 37. 
  3. '^ 'Zzap!64, issue 10, page 37
  4. ^ Your Sinclair, May 1986 YS5

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